Cahill, Dr. Kevin
As a doctor of medicine, Kevin Cahill has offered his vast expertise to a number of national and international organizations including the United Nations and the NYPD, where he is Chief Medical Advisor for Counterterrorism.
Dr. Cahill began his medical career in 1961, studying tropical disease in the slums of Calcutta beside Mother Teresa. His relief efforts have since spanned the globe and include treating refugees in Sudan, and serving concurrently as the Special Assistant to the Governor on Health Affairs, Chairman of Health Planning Commission, and Chairman of the Health Research Council of New York State. He was among the first to predict the famine in Somalia and has been caught behind the lines of armed conflict in Beirut and Managua.
Aside from his work in the field, Dr. Cahill has published several books including To Bear Witness: A Journey of Healing and Solidarity which brings together a selection of his writings including essays, op-ed pieces, speeches and other works.
Dr. Cahill, who is the recipient of numerous awards, including 25 honorary degrees, is a chairman of the Department of International Health at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, director of the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University, president of the Center for International Health and Cooperation, and a clinical professor of tropical medicine and parasitic diseases at New York University Medical School. He has for many years served as the president of the American Irish Historical Society, which is based in New York City.
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